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The Beer Genome Project is a podcast focused on organically-generated, social networking to learn about beer.


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Shawn Horton & Mike VanDelinder.


bgp episode 40 header1 Episode 40: Wild Beers of New Glarus
Runtime: 42 minutes
Download: AAC (44 MB) MP3 (41 MB)

Wisconsin is the home to New Glarus Brewing and their 100,000 barrel capacity Hilltop Brewery. Wisconsin Belgian Red was a game-changer for project members as it was one of the first locally-produced fruit beers that we came across. Available in 750ml bottles, Belgian Red was brewed with Wisconsin wheat, barley, and Montmorency cherries. The past year was not favorable to the Wisconsin cherry crop, however, due to drought. New Glarus was forced to retire Belgian Red and instead created Serendipity – an oak-aged sour ale made with apples, cranberries and cherries. This week, John, Gretchen, Mike, and Shawn share a bottle of each – Belgian Red and Serendipity.

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